11 New Year’s Resolutions You Will Actually Stick To

1. Drink More Water

Try drinking one or two more glasses of water a day and do it at a specific time each day. Very quickly it should become habbit. 

2. Be Nicer To People

Make an effort to compliment at least one person in your life once a day. Just something small (and true).

3. Change Just One Thing Every Month

Instead of challenging yourself to run a marathon, cut out all carbs and land your dream job by the end of January, pick small, manageable goals, one for each month of the year. You’re way more likely to succeed.

4. Move Your Alarm Just Out Of Reach

So that you have to get up to turn it off. You’ll find that you’re pressing that ‘snooze’ button much less often.

5. Make A Packed Lunch Once A Week

While most of us promise that we’re going to stop wasting money by never buying lunch out ever again, making such a massive change is never likely to last. Instead, just make sure that once a week you make yourself a cheap, healthy lunch that you can take to work instead of shelling out on that £7 panini.

6. Read More Than You Did Last Year

If you didn’t read at all, try to break your dry spell and crack open a great book. If not, just try and read at least one more book than you did last year. It won’t be that hard, but it will make you feel great.

7. When You Buy Something, Throw Something Else Away

Or even better, give something to charity. It will declutter your room from all those items you never wear and will help a good cause at the same time.

8. Set Realistic Fitness Goals

Instead of promising yourself you will go to the gym five times every week (when you went a total of eight times last year) pick one day a week to make a gym date with a friend. If it’s less daunting, you’re much more likely to do it.

9. Have One Meat-Free Day A Week

Rather than challenging yourself to go full-on veggie (or even harder, vegan), start by changing just one day a week at a time. You can always increase them once you’ve got used to your meat-free Monday.

10. Walk Or Cycle To Work Once A Week

(Or month). Depending on where you live, try to make an effort to not drive (at least not all the way) to work every once in a while.

11. Have One TV-Free Night A Week

While it’s unlikely that you can give up the Netflix for good, try to have a night in without staring at your TV screen just once a week. It will make you feel a whole lot better we promise.